2609 – The Battle of Glen Shiel

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Glen Shiel, Scotland’s ‘forgotten’ Jacobite uprising. The anniversary of the battle is June 10 and on Saturday June 8, clansmen, locals and a representative of the Spanish consul marked the date at the site of the battle. Glen Shiel is a unique battleground, one described as ‘Britain’s most beautiful battlefield’ and one where you can still see the soldiers’ positions on the hillsides.

This podcast is has been written in conjunction with the Derek Alexander, Head of Archaeology at the National Trust for Scotland, the conservation charity which protects and promotes Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage. NTS care for Glen Shiel and Derek and his team are currently carrying out excavations on the site and this is the story of the battle.